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Art of the Day: Monday October 19, 2009

Flesh and Spirit

- by Teresa Dresden

This week's theme: Think Pink

This is EBSQ's second Think Pink show to benefit The Susan G Komen Foundation. Our first was in October, 2007. For the next two weeks, EBSQ's Art of the Day will share some of the art from our first Think Pink exhibition. All of this year's wonderful art and a link to support EBSQ's Passionatly Pink Team at Susan G. Komen for the Cure can be found at Think Pink - An EBSQ Exhibit to Benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation: October 2009.

Art: Flesh and Spirit by Artist Teresa Dresden
I decided to deal directly with breast cancer as my subject. My mother and I combined have had fibroid tumors, cysts, and polyps. I know that shiver down the spine when the doctor tells you that a spot was found on your mammogram. We were fortunate and the results were not serious but a friend of mine wasn't so lucky - she had to undergo a radical mastectomy. She is a warm, generous, and gifted woman of great courage and I dedicate this artwork to her. I tried to convey a variety of mixed emotions in this work: vulnerablity, fear, strength, hope, femininity, fragility, and courage. This was created by cutting up pieces of old photographs, layers of paint, and several sheets of scrapbook paper - all assembled digitally.

Detail Image

Detail Image for art Flesh and Spirit


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